If I Could Give Your Kid a Hand Me Down...

If I Could Give Your Kid a Hand Me Down...

Jeff BradleyJan 27, '171 comment


My kids played with hand-me-down gloves. Outside of a few disposable youth gloves I bought at Target (the best one  being a $12 plastic model), my sons never got a new glove until they reached high school. 

The reason I gave them hand-me-down gloves is simple. Because they worked.

Most kids can learn to play baseball with an adult glove, so long as its's a glove that was broken in by an adult. An adult can properly close the glove without pushing the palm forward. But when you put that adult glove on a kid's hand, his fingers are not going to reach the stalls and he's going push the palm up and create a big, ol' bump.

My goal when designing these gloves was to come as close as possible to putting your kid in a hand-me-down. I think I achieved this by choosing a soft but supple leather, and by reinforcing the palm area and by using stiff inserts in the pinkie and thumb.

I could go on and on but I think it's best if I just post this video, which shows a dad comparing a $350 custom glove with a Bradley glove...

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Robert Davidson on Jan 31, '17

Do you have any plans for distribution in Canada?

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